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U.S. upsets Cuba in Pan Am baseball

Updated: October 25, 2011, 12:22 AM ET
Associated Press

GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- Even if it isn't quite the "Miracle on Grass," it's still a victory over Cuba, and it's still a big deal for the U.S. baseball team.

The United States upset its biggest rival 12-10 Monday in the baseball semifinals at the Pan American Games, knocking the 10-time defending champion Cubans off the top of the medal podium for the first time since 1967.

"This is the fifth time I've played Cuba, and we finally beat them," said U.S. shortstop Jordy Mercer, who doubled ...

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